German Space Operations Center (GSOC)

Located in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, the German Space Operations Centre (GSOC) is part of DLR’s space operations and astronaut training division, the key institution for implementing space missions in Germany. It has facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Weilheim and Cologne. Its responsibilities extend from satellite missions for Earth observation, science and communications, through to human spaceflight and missions to explore the Solar System. It also takes part in astronaut training, experiment preparation and develops sounding rockets for global use. In addition, DLR Space Operations and Astronaut Training works on new technologies that will facilitate even the most complex aerospace projects in future.

DLR Space Operations and Astronaut Training plays a crucial role in European aerospace, working in close cooperation with other DLR institutes and with public sector and industrial partners. Impressively pooling engineering, operations and applications, DLR Space Operations and Astronaut Training is a gathering point for all stakeholders within the aerospace sector and interested laypersons. It is here that visionary projects are put into practice and innovative ideas for the development of tomorrow’s aerospace are developed.

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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Photo Session Columbus Flight Control Team in K4. 02-Apr-2014.